Florida State vs North Carolina State Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State +1.5
The Florida State Seminoles head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has FSU as 1.5 point favorites.
Florida State heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 65.6 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 74.8 points per game and surrendering 69.1, good for a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 12-13-1 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 16-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-12-1 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
02/21/20 F Pat Andree Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Florida State
Devin Vassell comes into this game averaging 13.0 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Trent Forrest averages 11.6 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
C.J. Bryce scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Markell Johnson averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 75.6 points per contest, which is 66th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 69th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 195th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 140th with 13.6 per game. The Seminoles allow 65.6 points per contest, which is 75th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 132nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 74th, and they allow 9.9 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the country. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 86th in the nation with 74.8 points per contest this season. They are 116th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 222nd in the NCAA. They are 125th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 170th in assists per game with 13.2. The Wolfpack are 288th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Wolfpack give up 69.1 points per game, which ranks them 167th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 142nd and 124th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 281st with 37.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 248th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Seminoles are 55th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 148th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 72nd. As a team they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 222nd in Division 1. Florida State is 158th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 313th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 105.2, which is ranked 100th. They are 104th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 138th. As a unit they are 162nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida State -1.5
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